5. Surgery and IBD

To understand the indications for surgery in IBD and the importance of good medical- surgical liaison in good decision-making

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5.1.  Understands the indications for surgery in active disease, and for complications including stricturing and penetrating disease

5.2.  Understands the role of surgery in the management of disease-associated dysplasia

5.3.  Understands the importance of pre-operative optimisation

5.4.  Understands the impact of concomitant medication on surgical outcome

5.5.  Understands different surgical approaches such as

  • Methods of bowel-preserving surgery in Crohn’s disease 
  • The different long term options after subtotal colectomy in UC

5.6.  Recognises that early liaison with surgeons is important in high quality patient management


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